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Deputy recovering after fight with man who wanted him dead

The Allegan County deputy who was injured last week while trying to make an arrest was discharged from the intensive care unit this week, the sheriff said.
The deputy was transferred to an area hospital to undergo additional treatment and physical rehabilitation, Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker said.
Court documents show the deputy was knocked unconscious Sept. 11 after he tried to place 35-year-old Christopher Gerou under arrest. Gerou “severely injured” the deputy, causing “significant head trauma,” the prosecutor said. Gerou allegedly said, “I hope he’s dead,” as the deputy lay unconscious and another officer took him into custody, court documents indicate.
Gerou’s bond was increased to $50,000 last week following a motion from the prosecutor to review the initial dollar amount of $10,000. He appeared in court Thursday for a probable cause hearing.

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